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August 2010
Volume 2, Issue 8

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

Library Card Sign-up Month 2010
September, 2010

SDLA Annual Conference
September 22-24, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Festival of Books
September 24-26, 2010. Sioux Falls.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 25 - October 2, 2010.

2010 Indian Education Summit
September 26-28, 2010

Teen Read Week
October 17-23, 2010

2nd National Day on Writing
October 20, 2010

Grant Opportunities

Libri Foundation Books for Children

Deadline: August 15 (final deadline)

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the U.S. through its Books for Children program. The Foundation awards grants three times a year. For more information, visit

Free art books for underserved communities

Deadline: Ongoing

The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city public libraries, public schools and alternative reading centers nationwide. They have now launched their 2010-11 online catalog of new books. Participants are limited to one order per program year. For more information contact DUC at or (212) 255-2919.

NASA invites museums and libraries to apply for second round of free space shuttle artifacts

Deadline: Ongoing

NASA is again offering free space artifacts to museums and community, district, state or regional libraries. More information can be found at the following Web sites: and

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